02 June 2010


It's great to be back in Europe. I went for a short 5 miler this morning along the coast in Galway, Ireland. They have a great bay area called "The Prom", which is a beach strip in Salthill. I ran straight from my hotel down towards the water and along the bay until I hit 2 1/2 miles to turn around and back to the hotel. I kept an easy 8:30 minute per mile pace. I am still feeling the groin/lower ab muscle strain, but it does not keep me from running. I am too worried about the ultra race next week not to run. I just avoid pushing the pace to keep from making the strain any worse. I am not over the jetleg yet either. We shall see how I'll do tomorrow morning, when it's time for another run. I am in taper mode right now. I just can't seem to get rid of that strain. By the way, this is the best weather I have ever experienced in Ireland. Sunny, blue skies with temps in the mid 60s and low 70s. That's just unheard of in Ireland. However, it is also the first time in over 4 years that I have been in Europe during the summer, so it's not entirely fair to judge Ireland's weather on my past trips during the Fall or Spring seasons. Let's see what tomorrow brings, both weather and running wise;-)

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear you are running well. I ran some suicides with James this week, but haven't run since. I think I'm just taking the whole week off. Keep it up!




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